No Galaxy Nexus for you, Samsung tells India

No Galaxy Nexus for you, Samsung tells India
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  • You read it right. Samsung India has just announced via Twitter that India will not see the launch of Galaxy Nexus.
You read it right. Samsung India has just announced via Twitter that India will not see the launch of Galaxy Nexus. This is the first official denial from the company, after several promises to launch the smartphone in the country.

Galaxy Nexus is the reference device for Android's Ice Cream Sandwich release and was first officially announced in Hong Kong on October 19 last year. Since then, it has been launched in almost every major market across the globe including US, UK, Singapore, Japan, and Korea.

Google traditionally partners with a manufacturer to work on a smartphone that will work as the reference device for a particular Android version. It is released under the Nexus series branding. HTC and Samsung are the only two manufacturers till now, who have got the chance to build a Nexus smartphone.

It is not the first time that a Nexus device has not been released in the country. The first ever Nexus phone 'Nexus One' had also given India a miss. Even the second Nexus smartphone 'Nexus S' was made available after several months of the global release.

Here is quick timeline of various company statements regarding the phone.

We don't see any justifiable reason for not launching Galaxy Nexus. On one hand, Samsung keeps harping about India being one of its biggest markets. Now comes the news that the 'best Android smartphone ever' won't even see the Indian shores. It's hard not to see the disconnect between the public statements and ground reality.

Some might say that this decision has been taken in the light of the upcoming Galaxy S III launch, but that is no valid reason, considering it is normal for the Korean manufacturer to flood the market with devices in every segment. While it's Samsung's prerogative to decide what devices to launch in a particular market, the fact it misled customers for months is most disappointing.

As expected, people who've been waiting for the device's India release are taking to Twitter to express their disappointment.
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